ASTM-C497M Standard Test Methods for Concrete Pipe, Concrete Box Sections, Manhole Sections, or Tile (Metric)

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1.1 These test methods cover testing of concrete pipe, manhole sections, and tile. The test methods described are used in production testing and acceptance testing to evaluate the properties provided for in the specifications.

1.2 The test methods appear in the following order:

Section External Load Crushing Strength 4 Flat Slab Top 5 Core Strength 6 Absorption 7 Hydrostatic 8 Permeability 9 Manhole Step 10 Cylinder 11

1.3 The test specimens shall not have been exposed to a temperature below 4°C for the 24 h immediately preceding the test and shall be free of all visible moisture.

1.4 If any test specimen fails because of mechanical reasons such as failure of testing equipment or improper specimen preparation, it may be discarded and another specimen taken.

1.5 Specimens shall be selected in accordance with the specifications for the type of pipe or tile being tested.

1.6 These methods are the metric counterpart of Test Methods C497.

1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to consult and establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


Concrete pipe; Core strength; Crushing strength; Hydrostatic strength; Manholes; Permeability Proof test; Strength

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

04.05 (Chemical-Resistant Nonmetallic Materials; Vitrified Clay Pipe; Concrete Pipe; Fiber-Reinforced Cement Products; Mortars and Grouts; Masonry; Precast Concrete)

To find similar documents by classification:

23.040.50 (Pipes and fittings of other materials)

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Publication Date

May 21, 2020

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Test Method

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17 pages

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